Towing question

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  1. Jus Cruisin

    Jus Cruisin Gearhead

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    Is there a "tow/haul" button on the 2019 1500's? Or does the truck go into it once a trailer is detected?
     
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    McBroom U.S.Marine Veteran Retired 88-2000 Military

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    You have to turn it on. It also can help even when your not towing... if your in the mountains and it’s constantly shifting from 8-7-6-7-8... hen turn it on and it’ll maintain a better shifting practice and provide a more comfortable ride and performance. When in a heavy head wind it can help there also


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    ^^^ What he said ^^^
     
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    There's a button for it. The truck did not auto detect my boat trailer (with surge brakes).
     
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    Is it necessary to get the 3.92 diff if I will be towing a 5K lbs (dry) TT across country with a 2019 Ram 5.7? The salesmen I talk with don't seem to be well versed in towing and the 8K lbs towing capacity with the 3.21s would seem to be okay "by the book".
     
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    my 28' travel trailer is around 5000# dry and I just traded a 2017 sierra mainly to get the 5.7 hemi and the 3.92 gears. my son has a similar trailer and 2017 ram with same motor and gears and his pulls that trailer great. I can tell you that my sierra 4x4 CCSB only had the 5.3 and 3.42's and always struggled to pull the trailer. by the time you load up and go anywhere that trailer will be more like 6000# and you will probably have a bed full of gear. if you tow very often I think you will be glad you got the 3.92 rear end. IMHO
     
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    I used to pull with a 5.7 hemi with 3.55 gears with a 6,000 lb camper and pulled very easily


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    good to hear. I weighed mine today and at 5960# with me in it, there doesnt seem to be much payload capacity left but if I pack light, it should pull fine
     
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    You should have no problem


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    towed my app. 6000# trailer this week with my new ram 1500. pulled fine but has a little shimmy. motor a lot louder than my 2017 5.3 sierra but gets up to speed quickly. trailer brakes set at 5.0 plenty of stopping power. tranny at 186* but oil temp. 230* on a 90* day mostly flat road. only 9 mpg. was used to 10-11 on my sierra but maybe it will get better after break-in more. will probably swap out to the hellwig sway bar but all else good.
     
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